"Rhetoric, Rhetoricians and Poets contains essays by Marijke Spies about works written not only in Dutch, but also in French and in New Latin, with topics ranging from the effects of poetic principles on literary practice to the use of poetry as a means for improving society and developing the individual. The unifying thread in these studies is the pivotal importance of rhetoric in all forms of literary expression."--Jacket
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-155) and index.
The Rhetoric of Ronsard's 'Hymne de I'Or' -- From Disputation to Argumentation: the French Morality Play in the Sixteenth Century -- Between Epic and Lyric: the Genres in J.C. Scaliger's Poetices Libri Septem -- Scaliger in Holland -- Developments in Sixteenth-Century Dutch Poetics: from 'Rhetoric' to 'Renaissance' -- The Amsterdam Chamber De Eglentier and the Ideals of Erasmian Humanism -- Rhetoric and Civic Harmony in the Dutch Republic of the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century.